Individual retirement counseling

Periodically, VCU Human Resources invites the following vendors on campus to review their investment products and provide individual retirement counseling sessions:

  • VCU Optional Retirement Plan (ORP): TIAA; Fidelity
  • VCU Tax-Deferred Annuity (TDA) and Roth 403(b) Programs: TIAA; Fidelity
  • VCU Cash Match Plan (Cash Match): TIAA and Fidelity (TDA participants); ICMA-RC (DCP participants)
  • Virginia Deferred Compensation Plan (DCP/457b) and VRS Hybrid: ICMA-RC

Employees can meet with vendor representatives by appointment on a first-come, first-serve basis. Meeting locations are Lindsey House - Welcome Center or McGuire Hall Annex


View dates of availability or schedule an appointment online with TIAA or call 800.732.8353. 


View dates of availability or schedule an appointment online with Fidelity or call 800.642.7131.


View dates of availability or schedule an appointment online with ICMA-RC or call 855.553.3095.

Free seminars

These seminars can help you stay in strong financial shape, and the tools and resources provided can help you reach and maintain your financial fitness goals. 

Financial fitness
VCU Human Resources offers financial fitness seminars that offer important savings and investment information. 

VCU retirement seminars
View seminars pertaining to the Virginia Retirement System (VRS).
View seminars pertaining to the VCU Optional Retirement Plan (ORP).

For more information about VCU-led seminars, contact Benefits at or (804) 827-1723.

Virginia Retirement System (VRS) seminars
Attending VRS seminars offsite is considered work time for state employees, provided they attend no more than one offsite seminar every two years. Prior supervisory approval is required to attend. Visit the Virginia Retirement System website for VRS webinars and seminars, including dates and times, and how to register, if necessary. Course details and registration information are available on a variety of educational mediums. You can even sort topics based on your current educational needs. Some sample topics can include the following:

  • VRS overview

  • Ready to retire

  • Health insurance credit

  • Purchase of prior service

DCP (457b) seminars from the VRS
Effective January 1, 2014, the Virginia Retirement System (VRS) changed the record keeper for this plan to ICMA-RC.